SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

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This smart new paperback edition contains the fully-reset text of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour. It features a beautifully decorated text and includes as a bonus the complete version of Tolkien''s acclaimed lecture on Sir Gawain.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two poems by an unknown author written in about 1400. Sir Gawain is a romance, a fairy-tale for adults, full of life and colour; but it is also much more than this, being at the same time a powerful moral tale which examines religious and social values.
Pearl is apparently an elegy on the death of a child, a poem pervaded with a sense of great personal loss: but, like Gawain it is also a sophisticated and moving debate on much less tangible matters.
Sir Orfeo is a slighter romance, belonging to an earlier and different tradition. It was a special favourite of Tolkien''s.
The three translations represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals, and are uniquely accompanied with the complete text of Tolkien''s acclaimed 1953 W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture that he delivered on Sir Gawain.


  • Auteur(s)

    J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Éditeur

    Harper Collins Uk

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    29/04/2021

  • EAN

    9780008433932

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    230 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

J. R. R. Tolkien

Spécialiste de philologie faisant autorité dans le monde entier, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) a écrit en 1936 Le Hobbit, considéré comme un classique de la littérature enfantine puis en 1938-1939 un essai sur les contes de fées. Paru en 1949, Farmer Giles of Ham a séduit adultes et enfants. J. R. R. Tolkien a travaillé quatorze ans au cycle intitulé Le seigneur des anneaux composé de : La communauté de l'anneau (1954), Les deux tours (1954), Le retour du roi (1955) - oeuvre magistrale qui s'est imposée dans tous les pays, adaptée à l'écran par Peter Jackson avec le phénoménal succès que l'on sait.

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